Officer Rebecca Atkinson
Officer Rebecca Atkinson is Redmond's appointed School Resource Officer since October 2022 and serves elementary through high schools in the Lake Washington School District within the City of Redmond.
SRO duties include responding to calls related to students or the school campus and helping develop safety plans and drills. The SRO is also available to talk to students about important topics such as online safety and bullying.
Officer Atkinson joined Redmond Police Department in 2008 as a patrol officer. She also worked as a detective. Prior to becoming a police officer, she taught 4th and 5th-grade elementary students. Officer Atkinson was born in England and moved to the United States with her family when she was 18.
"I'm here as a community helper. I visit all the Redmond schools to ensure everyone is safe and to get to know our students and teachers. I enjoy working with LWSD staff and students as your School Resource Officer."